The accident that happened on Tuesday, September 20 by 11pm took 3 lives while 14 other are missing. The accident is confirmed by the Kaduna sector command of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) Galadunci.
According to the newsmen, Mr Salisus Galadunci, said on Wednesday in Kaduna that the 18 persons involved in the accident were one family that were returning to Lokoja from Kano when the ugly incident happened.
Meanwhile the recovered bodies have been buried by the river side by villagers, as efforts continue to search for the 14 missing others.
“An 18-seater bus travelling to Lokoja from Kano plunged into River Rijana with about 18 persons, all related, returning from Sallah break.
“The incident was reported by the only survivor, a woman who manage to report to an FRSC ambulance stationed at Doka unit, along Kaduna-Abuja expressway, around 7 am on Wednesday.
“Rescuers from FRSC Doka, Katari and Kakau were immediately dispatched with ambulances, and with support of local divers to search for survivors.
“Eventually, only three bodies were recovered, while the remaining persons could not be found, including the survivor’s daughter.”
“Among the FRSC rescue team were the Zone 1 Commander, Bulus Darwang, Kaduan state sector commander, Francis Udoma and Zone 1 Head of Operations, Yomi Asaniyan.”